Roland Fritz is a PhD-student and research assistant at the University of Siegen, Germany. His interests include cultural and institutional economics, social policy, economic sociology, Austrian economics and the history of economic thought. His dissertation explores opportunities for the provision of social services on (quasi-)markets and examines potential cultural pushbacks against the introduction of markets into realms that have traditionally been dominated by government influence. He holds a master degree in socioeconomics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and a bachelor degree in sociology from the University of Graz. His studies also took him to the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He is an Adam Smith Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a grant-holder from the Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal Issues (IREF), as well as a long-time local coordinator for European Students for Liberty (ESFL). Previous occupations include research fellowships at the Austrian Economics Center and the Friedrich August von Hayek Institute.